The regulation appears to be harsher than those of YouTube and Facebook, which both prohibit selling...
Facebook is less stringent when it comes to selling Nerf weapons vs other types of weaponry on its platform. Indeed, Facebook explicitly notes that "the sale or trading of guns is not permitted on Facebook." They do, however, allow people to sell Nerf guns and blasters on a regular basis.
If you plan to sell your gun on Facebook, be sure to follow the guidelines above. If you don't, then you may be asked by Facebook to remove the item from sale if someone complains about receiving the weapon as a gift or otherwise violating their policies.
Furthermore, if you are planning to sell a lot of guns (or any other product for that matter), please be aware that Facebook will occasionally remove items from sale if they believe that you have too many outstanding orders. This can result in a loss of sales and revenue if you aren't prepared for such an occurrence.
Overall, selling guns on Facebook is allowed but some restrictions apply. It's best to read the rules to make sure you're not breaking any during your test run. However, if you do choose to go ahead and sell guns on Facebook, be sure to keep all your records up-to-date so you're not caught off guard if Facebook asks for them.
"We do not allow the sale of guns between private persons on Facebook or Instagram, including 3D printed firearms or supplies for making them." - Facebook security page.
Facebook does not permit the purchase, sale, or barter of weapons, ammunition, or explosives between private persons. This includes comments regarding store or online retailer sales, postings pushing for changes to firearm regulations, and anything else that adheres to Facebook's Community Standards and Terms.
However, if you are a licensed dealer who has been granted a license by your state to sell firearms, then you are allowed to sell them on Facebook.
There have been cases where people have been able to get out of their contracts with gun dealers after being banned from buying guns directly from a manufacturer or distributor. In some cases, these people were able to find other licensed dealers who were willing to step in and make the purchases for them. The end result was the same as if they had gone through the original dealer; just with another name attached to the transaction. There is no way for an unlicensed person to buy guns from licensed dealers on Facebook.
People have used various methods to try and sell guns on Facebook. Some users have offered guns for sale inside their businesses while others have advertised them outside of their business in local newspapers or on television stations. Most states' laws prohibit anyone except a licensed dealer from selling guns at a price lower than what's written on the manufacturer's label.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, the Facebook Marketplace is being used to sell secondhand guns. Facebook's commerce policy expressly forbids the sale of weapons, including rifles, BB guns, and even paintball guns, yet potential gun traffickers are avoiding detection by employing a simple trick. They're selling these items through other people's accounts instead of using their own names.
When someone buys a weapon from an account that isn't owned by the person who posted the item for sale, that transaction goes through a third-party seller rather than through Facebook itself. The person who posted the item may not have realized they were violating Facebook's policy when they sold their gun through another user's page, so this practice continues unchecked.
In addition to rifles, shotguns, and handguns, the Marketplace also sells ammunition. Because high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds can be converted into semi-automatic guns, they too are forbidden under federal law. However, it's easy enough to convert a single-shot rifle or shotgun into a semi-automatic version by installing a magazine plug or drum that holds additional shells. This means that anyone who sells bullets on Facebook could be violating state laws in half of the states.
The story notes that some illegal drugs and alcohol can be sold through Facebook as well, though there's no mention of these activities in the company's policies.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — According to the Kenya News Agency, President Daniel arap Moi has prohibited the sale and possession of toy weapons because they contribute to the high crime rate. Real firearms are still available, but under strict regulation. Applicants must provide proof that they are able to afford a license fee of about $200.
The news agency reported last week that toy guns can be bought at shops across Kenya but only if they are labeled as such. Under the law, any weapon designed to be fired with one hand is considered a toy.
Gun control is very strict in Kenya. The country requires a special permit to purchase or own a firearm. There are several categories of persons who do not require a permit but who may apply for one. These include members of the security forces, farmers who use guns for protection, and hunters who want to take their trophies home.
Anyone who wants to sell a firearm must first obtain a license from the government. The license is valid for five years and can be renewed twice. The cost is about $200.
There have been attempts over the years to legalize gun ownership in Kenya but they have never succeeded. The National Rifle Association does not exist in Kenya.
In conclusion, toy guns are legal in Kenya but real guns are not.